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A lovely year-round climate, stunning scenery, 7000 years of history, art and architecture... Malta's got the lot!

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It may be smaller than the Isle of Wight, but Malta manages to squeeze in a whole host of attractions. Aside from the clear Mediterranean Sea (it’s a favoured spot for divers) and the wonderful climate, the island has a rich history spanning some 7,000 years. This means you’ll find everything from temples older than the pyramids, to medieval walled cities and fortifications that tell the story of Malta’s role during World War II. Best of all, it feels reassuringly familiar – almost everyone speaks English, they drive on the left they even sell beer in pints!

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Hotel Fortina QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Explore bustling Sliema and discover the UNESCO-protected Valletta from the well-located Hotel Fortina, set on a seafront promenade with views across the bay.

Discover a fresh new look and fantastic value at this friendly seafront hotel

Diplomat Hotel QQQ

Stay and Relax

Situated by a roadside promenade in a popular area and close to lively St Julian's, the Diplomat hotel provides a good base from which to enjoy a pleasant stroll, explore the local shops and restaurants, or visit the historic city of Valletta.

Fortina Spa Resort QQQQQ

Stay and Relax Premium

Escape to the locally rated 5-star Fortina Spa Resort, part of the Fortina Resort Complex, where you can relax, indulge in delicious cuisine from various corners of the world.

Salini Resort QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Enjoy excellent facilities, stunning views across Salina Bay and the chance to explore historic Valletta during your stay at this newly-renovated hotel.

Discover the many attractions of popular St Paul's Bay during an all-inclusive stay at the recently renovated db San Antonio Hotel + Spa.

Discover the natural splendours of Malta on this exhilarating walking holiday.

Explore the unique gardens and see diverse flowers in bloom during this spring time garden-themed holiday in Malta.

Islands of Antiquity

Escorted Tour Pace 2

Discover the rich and turbulent history of Malta, Gozo and Comino, which together have the greatest density of historic sites of any country on earth, on this island hopping tour.

Head to the balmy Mediterranean island of Malta to admire a diverse range of art, including Roman mosaics, Byzantine frescoes and Caravaggio's masterpieces.

Explore Malta’s intriguing archaeological past, tracing the island’s history from prehistoric times to Roman rule, and exploring prehistoric sites, museums and medieval monuments.

Experience the Adriatic's enthralling heritage and enchanting Venice on this epic voyage aboard Boudicca.

Discover the charms of Gibraltar and Malta before heading to the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe, exploring Varna, Constanta and Odessa, and ending up on Russian shores. Enjoy an overnight stay in Turkey's capital, with a grand finale in Iberia.

Cruise along the stunning shores of Croatia, soaking up the history and culture of some of its most fascinating cities. Enjoy an overnight stay in the timeless city of Venice and explore vibrant ports in Spain, Sardinia, Slovenia and more.

Combine a classic Mediterranean cruise with the festive magic of Christmas aboard Saga Sapphire…

Delve into the fascinating cultures of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas on this month-long cruise.

This voyage aboard Saga Sapphire takes in the best of the Med – from the eye-catching architecture of Valencia, to the ancient ruins of Carthage.

Board Fred. Olsen's Boudicca and circumnavigate the African continent – only made possible by the Suez Canal – visiting 16 countries and four fascinating island nations.

Around the World

Cruise World

For the ultimate cruise, join this full circumnavigation of the globe to discover a world of variety and contrasts...


English,Maltese -

Malta has dual official languages, Maltese and English, giving it a real home-from-home feel.

The Maltese speak a unique language, Malti, written in Latin characters – it incorporates many words derived from English, Italian and French. Italian is also widely spoken in Malta.


While tipping is not obligatory, it is best to follow what the locals do, which is usually to leave a 10% gratuity.

Population and size

Malta’s population currently stands at 422,128. The Maltese archipelago includes the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, as well as the uninhabited, and little known islands of Comminotto and Filfla.

Malta is situated in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia.

At a tiny 316 square kilometers (smaller than the Isle of Wight), it is one of the world’s tiniest countries, closely followed by the Maldives. So at approximately 17 miles long and eight miles wide, if you’re a good hiker, you could walk the length in less than a day!


Euro -

The euro replaced the lira as the official currency of Malta in 2008.


Malta is a deeply religious country, with more than 98% of the population being Roman Catholic. Indeed, the island has 365 churches – one for every day of the year!

Honey is one of Malta's most treasured products, so much so that the name Malta means ‘honey’ translated from its earliest Roman title – you won’t be able to resist a taste along, perhaps, with sampling Maltese olive oil and a slosh of local wine.

Despite its size, Malta attracts international film productions from around the world. Since 1925 when the first film was shot in Malta (Sons of the Sea), Malta has been the setting for more than 100 feature films including The Da Vinci Code, Troy and Gladiator.


English and Maltese are both official languages and nearly everybody in Malta speaks English. Even so, here are some helpful words if you fancy trying out the local lingo…

Hello - Hello (that’s easy enough!)

Goodbye - Saħħa (SAH-ha)

Please - Jekk jogħġbok (yek YOH-jbok)

Thank you - Grazzi (GRUTS-ee)

Yes - Iva (Eve-a)

No - Le (Le)


Malta is one hour ahead of GMT, so no need to worry about jet lag.


Most British appliances can be used without an adaptor, as sockets tend to be the standard rectangular pin you’ll find at home. That’s one less thing to pack!


Malta enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters.

In the summer months, you can bask in 12 hours of glorious sunshine and a pleasant 5 or 6 hours in the winter.

During the winter, temperatures will stay in the region of 16°C (60 °F) – considerably warmer than our chilly British weather.

In summer, temperatures will peak at around 30°C (86°F).


As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre – see, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad at

Passports and visas

For stays of up to three months your passport should be valid for the planned duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

British nationals do not need a visa to visit Malta.

It’s a good idea to take a photocopy of your passport showing your passport number and photograph. Bring this with you on holiday, but keep it in a different place from your passport, just in case it gets lost or stolen.


Smoking is banned in any enclosed private or public premises, including bars and pubs, cafes and restaurants, public transport, cinemas, theatres and hospitals.

However, many establishments offer an outside seating option for smokers.

Smoking is also prohibited in the common areas in hotels. It is advisable to check with your hotel about its smoking policy before you book.

Flight time

A flight from London to Luqa takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.


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